Review of the March 2015 Happy Mail subscription box from A Beautiful Mess. Review by Feliza Casano.

March 2015 ABM Happy Mail Review

Month 2 of my Happy Mail subscription has finally rolled around (and I’m SO EXCITED ABOUT IT).  After finding last month’s pieces more than satisfying, I was wondering whether or not March would live up to my expectations.

It did.

Selection from March 2015 Happy Mail subscription service from A Beautiful Mess

Print with metallic lettering
6 neon tags
Shopping List notepad
Sticker sheet
1 postcard
8 cards with envelopes

Find my review after the jump!

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Read the Girls in Capes editor’s letter that put me to tears

It’s a brand-new month and a brand-new issue at Girls in Capes, and this month, you get to read an editor’s letter that had a pretty intense impact on me.

I’m the one who finalizes themes, so you’d think I wouldn’t have gotten so worked up about it.

But I did.

Check out Editor’s Letter: She’s My Sister to open March’s Sisterhood Issue at Girls in Capes.


Archive: #BlackComicsChat hosted by Thelonious Legend & Marcus Kwame

Last night, I had the great honor of joining #BlackComicsChat for a panel on diversity!  #BlackComicsChat is hosted on Twitter and YouTube by Thelonious Legend and Marcus Kwame.

The artist guest of the night was Robert Jeffrey II, an Atlanta-based artist whose work Route 3 was one topic of discussion.  I’m really excited to check out this comic – learn more about it here.

Other guests included Prof. Deborah Whaley (@dewhaley) and CG (@BlkGirlManifest) of Black Girl in Media.

Check out the archived video of the panel here, and make sure to follow Thelonious and Marcus to learn about upcoming #BlackComicsChat nights!


February 2015 Books Completed

I pulled pretty far ahead in February!  While I’m still behind by a little bit, I really pushed ahead this month, which is good since March will be exceptionally busy as I complete my capstone!  With the 7 books I finished this month, I’m up to 10 books and am 5 behind for the challenge.

Here are the books I completed in February:

Cover of Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. ButlerThe Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler.  I loved Butler’s novel Kindred, and The Parable of the Sower didn’t disappoint. An adult speculative fiction about faith set in the middle of an apocalypse. 4 out of 5 stars

A Crown for Cold Silver by Alex Marshall.  One of the most engaging and entertaining adult fantasy novels I’ve ever read, which is about a retired villain who’s drawn back into action. 4.5 out of 5 stars

Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma, Vol. 1-4, by Yuto Tsukuda and Shun Saeki.  A re-read of volumes 1-3 and a first read of volume 4, this cooking manga is hugely entertaining and doesn’t fail to delight. 4 out of 5 stars

Stupid Cupid by Rhonda Stapleton.  A fluffy and fun YA novel suitable for younger, possibly more reluctant readers.  Only a little touch of the supernatural.  3 out of 5 stars

What books did you read in February? What would you recommend most highly?